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moderated Re: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

John Covici
 

Just a note, many of us would appreciate if you only sent plain text
Emails, I know I would and I am sure there are more people who would.

On Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:11:53 -0500,
Shirley Tracy wrote:

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--></style></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink="#954F72"><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal>Thank you for sending this with the changes listed. </p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>No one has mentioned this, but I was excited to find I can now read a PDF file that I could not read before. Is this due to the Edge update? </p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal> </p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>Shirley Tracy</p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><div style='mso-element:para-border-div;border:none;border-top:solid #E1E1E1 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='border:none;padding:0in'><b>From: </b><a href="mailto:mb69mach1@...">Mike B</a><br><b>Sent: </b>Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:37 PM<br><b>To: </b><a href="mailto:main@jfw.groups.io">JFW List</a><br><b>Subject: </b>February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New</p></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Hi All,<o:p></o:p></span></p><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Below is the direct download link for the latest J2020 February build update.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>For both 32 &amp; 64 bit systems:<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><a href="http://jaws2020.vfo.digital/2020.2001.70.400/8D77F5FC-2F10-4262-8C44-AC333F339A45/J2020.2001.70.400-any.exe">http://jaws2020.vfo.digital/2020.2001.70.400/8D77F5FC-2F10-4262-8C44-AC333F339A45/J2020.2001.70.400-any.exe</a><o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>What's new in this release:<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>Enhancements<br>&nbsp;Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>list of 20 items<br>• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in<br>Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.<br>• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called &quot;Skip Blank Lines While Navigating&quot; which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This<br>feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear<br>blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under<br>Reading.<br>• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match<br>ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual<br>Tracking group.<br>• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,<br>pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.<br>• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would<br>repeat the last line after reaching the end.<br>• Added a new Quick Settings option called &quot;Blank Cell Announcement&quot; for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter<br>empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear &quot;blank&quot; followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates<br>of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.<br>• Removed the &quot;Microsoft Edge Browser Support&quot; option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the<br>original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.<br>• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span<br>over 2 or more cells.<br>• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays<br>the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,<br>and the serial number.<br>• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.<br>• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was<br>observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.<br>• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in<br>Word and Outlook.<br>• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word<br>would result in duplicate text on the current line.<br>• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.<br>• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future<br>update.<br>• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create<br>a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.<br>• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.<br>• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role=&quot;application&quot; attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This<br>was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.<br>• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook<br>to stop responding.<br>• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color<br>blindness.<br>list end<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><br>Enhancements<br>&nbsp;Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>To download the latest release, visit the <br>Downloads web page.<br>You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>list of 20 items<br>• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in<br>Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.<br>• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called &quot;Skip Blank Lines While Navigating&quot; which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This<br>feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear<br>blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under<br>Reading.<br>• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match<br>ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual<br>Tracking group.<br>• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,<br>pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.<br>• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would<br>repeat the last line after reaching the end.<br>• Added a new Quick Settings option called &quot;Blank Cell Announcement&quot; for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter<br>empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear &quot;blank&quot; followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates<br>of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.<br>• Removed the &quot;Microsoft Edge Browser Support&quot; option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the<br>original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.<br>• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span<br>over 2 or more cells.<br>• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays<br>the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,<br>and the serial number.<br>• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.<br>• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was<br>observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.<br>• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in<br>Word and Outlook.<br>• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word<br>would result in duplicate text on the current line.<br>• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.<br>• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future<br>update.<br>• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create<br>a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.<br>• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.<br>• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role=&quot;application&quot; attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This<br>was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.<br>• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook<br>to stop responding.<br>• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color<br>blindness.<br>list end</span><o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><br>Take care.&nbsp; Mike.&nbsp; Sent from my iBarstool.</span><o:p></o:p></p></div><div><p class=MsoNormal></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p></div></body></html>

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moderated Re: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

Jessica D
 

I've noticed that jaws starts a lot faster.

On Feb 5, 2020 9:11 AM, Shirley Tracy <shirleytracy16@...> wrote:

Thank you for sending this with the changes listed.

 

No one has mentioned this, but I was excited to find I can now read a PDF file that I could not read before. Is this due to the Edge update?

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:37 PM
To: JFW List
Subject: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Below is the direct download link for the latest J2020 February build update.

For both 32 & 64 bit systems:

 

 

What's new in this release:

 

Enhancements
 Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.

 

list of 20 items
• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in
Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.
• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called "Skip Blank Lines While Navigating" which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This
feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear
blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under
Reading.
• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match
ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual
Tracking group.
• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,
pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.
• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would
repeat the last line after reaching the end.
• Added a new Quick Settings option called "Blank Cell Announcement" for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter
empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear "blank" followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates
of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.
• Removed the "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the
original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.
• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span
over 2 or more cells.
• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays
the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,
and the serial number.
• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.
• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was
observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.
• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in
Word and Outlook.
• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word
would result in duplicate text on the current line.
• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.
• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future
update.
• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create
a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.
• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.
• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role="application" attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This
was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.
• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook
to stop responding.
• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color
blindness.
list end

 


Enhancements
 Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.

 

To download the latest release, visit the
Downloads web page.
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.

 

list of 20 items
• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in
Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.
• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called "Skip Blank Lines While Navigating" which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This
feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear
blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under
Reading.
• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match
ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual
Tracking group.
• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,
pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.
• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would
repeat the last line after reaching the end.
• Added a new Quick Settings option called "Blank Cell Announcement" for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter
empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear "blank" followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates
of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.
• Removed the "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the
original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.
• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span
over 2 or more cells.
• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays
the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,
and the serial number.
• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.
• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was
observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.
• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in
Word and Outlook.
• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word
would result in duplicate text on the current line.
• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.
• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future
update.
• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create
a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.
• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.
• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role="application" attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This
was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.
• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook
to stop responding.
• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color
blindness.
list end


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

 

moderated Re: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

Shirley Tracy
 

Thank you for sending this with the changes listed.

 

No one has mentioned this, but I was excited to find I can now read a PDF file that I could not read before. Is this due to the Edge update?

 

 

Shirley Tracy

 

From: Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 3:37 PM
To: JFW List
Subject: February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

 

Hi All,

 

Below is the direct download link for the latest J2020 February build update.

For both 32 & 64 bit systems:

 

 

What's new in this release:

 

Enhancements
 Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.

 

list of 20 items
• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in
Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.
• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called "Skip Blank Lines While Navigating" which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This
feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear
blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under
Reading.
• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match
ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual
Tracking group.
• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,
pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.
• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would
repeat the last line after reaching the end.
• Added a new Quick Settings option called "Blank Cell Announcement" for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter
empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear "blank" followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates
of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.
• Removed the "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the
original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.
• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span
over 2 or more cells.
• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays
the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,
and the serial number.
• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.
• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was
observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.
• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in
Word and Outlook.
• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word
would result in duplicate text on the current line.
• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.
• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future
update.
• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create
a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.
• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.
• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role="application" attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This
was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.
• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook
to stop responding.
• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color
blindness.
list end

 


Enhancements
 Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)

 

The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.

 

To download the latest release, visit the
Downloads web page.
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.

 

list of 20 items
• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in
Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.
• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called "Skip Blank Lines While Navigating" which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This
feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear
blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under
Reading.
• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match
ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual
Tracking group.
• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,
pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.
• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would
repeat the last line after reaching the end.
• Added a new Quick Settings option called "Blank Cell Announcement" for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter
empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear "blank" followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates
of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.
• Removed the "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the
original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.
• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span
over 2 or more cells.
• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays
the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,
and the serial number.
• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.
• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was
observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.
• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in
Word and Outlook.
• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word
would result in duplicate text on the current line.
• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.
• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future
update.
• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create
a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.
• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.
• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role="application" attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This
was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.
• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook
to stop responding.
• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color
blindness.
list end


Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

 

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

Zel Iscel
 

Wow! That does sound great.

My current laptop is an Intel Core i7 8650U, 8GB DDR4-RAM, 512GB SSD, Radeon RX540 2GB Graphics, 14" Full HD Display. So maybe it’s not powerful enough to handle Outlook, OneDrive and Jaws running at the same time, although this is the most powerful laptop I could find.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, 5 February 2020 2:53 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I have an Asus Zenbook which I bought in November of 2016. At the time it was a fairly high-end laptop, 15 inch 4K touch screen display, I7 sixth generation CPU, 16Gb of RAM and a 512 Gb SSD. It also has great battery life even now and it’s been a fantastic machine.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

It makes it so much more difficult to identify the problem when only a few of us experience it. However, I’ve found the same problem with all the laptops I’ve used in the last few years – Toshiba, Asus and now my HP. My new HP is more responsive but it’s been crashing since I’ve started to use OneDrive, particularly when I search for something in Outlook.

 

I guess I’ll just have to go back to Dropbox but that won’t help people who are using OneDrive at their workplace and experiencing these problems.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, 5 February 2020 10:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Mor or less the same here, I use OneDrive and Outlook via Office 365 as well as Jaws 2020. There are a few things which could be a bit more responsive in Outlook, but generally going through my inbox, opening messages and so on seem OK.

There are so many factors involved from your hardware to your specific configuration and this certainly doesn’t seem to be an issue which a lot of Jaws users experience. I am not saying some don’t experience it, but it definitely doesn’t seem like even close to any sort of majority do.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.

 

If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 00:52
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Norma,

 

That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.

 

You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.

 

And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Zel,

 

Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.

I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.

Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.

I need to take time to call Vispero about this.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David and Norma,

 

Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma

 

In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.

If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote:

I turned off the reading pane and a couple other things. Seems to help with arrowing through a message list. However, the lag for Jaws responding and my ability to type in the body of a reply message is even worse, probably around 7-8 seconds this time. I do appreciate the reminder about the pane, I wish the settings would just stay but evidently MS doesn’t think that is a priority. Bummer.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Have you tried turning off the preview pane in Outlook?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 16:52
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi group,

 

As I await a response from Vispero support, I’m wondering if anyone is experiencing the following:

 

I have noticed that the lag while using Outlook 365 with Jaws 2020 is even worse than with Jaws 2019. Arrowing through a message list, Jaws simply stops speaking. I can read the title of the window but that’s it. Then after 3-4 seconds I am able to proceed normally through the list. And it takes about 5 seconds before I can type a reply to a message.

A few months ago I asked about this lag while in a Outlook webinar with the Microsoft accessibility group. They acknowledged the problem but that was about all they said. I can hardly wait to see what Vispero’s take is.

 

Helpful feedback welcome.

Norma

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I have an Asus Zenbook which I bought in November of 2016. At the time it was a fairly high-end laptop, 15 inch 4K touch screen display, I7 sixth generation CPU, 16Gb of RAM and a 512 Gb SSD. It also has great battery life even now and it’s been a fantastic machine.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:10 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

It makes it so much more difficult to identify the problem when only a few of us experience it. However, I’ve found the same problem with all the laptops I’ve used in the last few years – Toshiba, Asus and now my HP. My new HP is more responsive but it’s been crashing since I’ve started to use OneDrive, particularly when I search for something in Outlook.

 

I guess I’ll just have to go back to Dropbox but that won’t help people who are using OneDrive at their workplace and experiencing these problems.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, 5 February 2020 10:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Mor or less the same here, I use OneDrive and Outlook via Office 365 as well as Jaws 2020. There are a few things which could be a bit more responsive in Outlook, but generally going through my inbox, opening messages and so on seem OK.

There are so many factors involved from your hardware to your specific configuration and this certainly doesn’t seem to be an issue which a lot of Jaws users experience. I am not saying some don’t experience it, but it definitely doesn’t seem like even close to any sort of majority do.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.

 

If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 00:52
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Norma,

 

That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.

 

You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.

 

And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Zel,

 

Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.

I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.

Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.

I need to take time to call Vispero about this.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David and Norma,

 

Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma

 

In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.

If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote:

I turned off the reading pane and a couple other things. Seems to help with arrowing through a message list. However, the lag for Jaws responding and my ability to type in the body of a reply message is even worse, probably around 7-8 seconds this time. I do appreciate the reminder about the pane, I wish the settings would just stay but evidently MS doesn’t think that is a priority. Bummer.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Have you tried turning off the preview pane in Outlook?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 16:52
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi group,

 

As I await a response from Vispero support, I’m wondering if anyone is experiencing the following:

 

I have noticed that the lag while using Outlook 365 with Jaws 2020 is even worse than with Jaws 2019. Arrowing through a message list, Jaws simply stops speaking. I can read the title of the window but that’s it. Then after 3-4 seconds I am able to proceed normally through the list. And it takes about 5 seconds before I can type a reply to a message.

A few months ago I asked about this lag while in a Outlook webinar with the Microsoft accessibility group. They acknowledged the problem but that was about all they said. I can hardly wait to see what Vispero’s take is.

 

Helpful feedback welcome.

Norma

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

Zel Iscel
 

It makes it so much more difficult to identify the problem when only a few of us experience it. However, I’ve found the same problem with all the laptops I’ve used in the last few years – Toshiba, Asus and now my HP. My new HP is more responsive but it’s been crashing since I’ve started to use OneDrive, particularly when I search for something in Outlook.

 

I guess I’ll just have to go back to Dropbox but that won’t help people who are using OneDrive at their workplace and experiencing these problems.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Wednesday, 5 February 2020 10:44 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Mor or less the same here, I use OneDrive and Outlook via Office 365 as well as Jaws 2020. There are a few things which could be a bit more responsive in Outlook, but generally going through my inbox, opening messages and so on seem OK.

There are so many factors involved from your hardware to your specific configuration and this certainly doesn’t seem to be an issue which a lot of Jaws users experience. I am not saying some don’t experience it, but it definitely doesn’t seem like even close to any sort of majority do.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.

 

If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 00:52
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Norma,

 

That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.

 

You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.

 

And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Zel,

 

Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.

I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.

Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.

I need to take time to call Vispero about this.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David and Norma,

 

Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma

 

In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.

If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote:

I turned off the reading pane and a couple other things. Seems to help with arrowing through a message list. However, the lag for Jaws responding and my ability to type in the body of a reply message is even worse, probably around 7-8 seconds this time. I do appreciate the reminder about the pane, I wish the settings would just stay but evidently MS doesn’t think that is a priority. Bummer.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Have you tried turning off the preview pane in Outlook?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 16:52
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi group,

 

As I await a response from Vispero support, I’m wondering if anyone is experiencing the following:

 

I have noticed that the lag while using Outlook 365 with Jaws 2020 is even worse than with Jaws 2019. Arrowing through a message list, Jaws simply stops speaking. I can read the title of the window but that’s it. Then after 3-4 seconds I am able to proceed normally through the list. And it takes about 5 seconds before I can type a reply to a message.

A few months ago I asked about this lag while in a Outlook webinar with the Microsoft accessibility group. They acknowledged the problem but that was about all they said. I can hardly wait to see what Vispero’s take is.

 

Helpful feedback welcome.

Norma

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Mor or less the same here, I use OneDrive and Outlook via Office 365 as well as Jaws 2020. There are a few things which could be a bit more responsive in Outlook, but generally going through my inbox, opening messages and so on seem OK.

There are so many factors involved from your hardware to your specific configuration and this certainly doesn’t seem to be an issue which a lot of Jaws users experience. I am not saying some don’t experience it, but it definitely doesn’t seem like even close to any sort of majority do.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:09 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.

 

If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 00:52
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Norma,

 

That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.

 

You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.

 

And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Zel,

 

Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.

I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.

Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.

I need to take time to call Vispero about this.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David and Norma,

 

Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma

 

In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.

If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote:

I turned off the reading pane and a couple other things. Seems to help with arrowing through a message list. However, the lag for Jaws responding and my ability to type in the body of a reply message is even worse, probably around 7-8 seconds this time. I do appreciate the reminder about the pane, I wish the settings would just stay but evidently MS doesn’t think that is a priority. Bummer.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Have you tried turning off the preview pane in Outlook?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 16:52
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi group,

 

As I await a response from Vispero support, I’m wondering if anyone is experiencing the following:

 

I have noticed that the lag while using Outlook 365 with Jaws 2020 is even worse than with Jaws 2019. Arrowing through a message list, Jaws simply stops speaking. I can read the title of the window but that’s it. Then after 3-4 seconds I am able to proceed normally through the list. And it takes about 5 seconds before I can type a reply to a message.

A few months ago I asked about this lag while in a Outlook webinar with the Microsoft accessibility group. They acknowledged the problem but that was about all they said. I can hardly wait to see what Vispero’s take is.

 

Helpful feedback welcome.

Norma

moderated Jaws 2020 with Excel 2013 not correctly announcing font state #excel

Wolfdaneofmercia@...
 

Hallo All
Currently using the latest version of Jaws 2020 with excel 2013 and have come across and issue when setting font styles Bold, Italic and Underline. i am using the shortcut keys CTRL + B, CTRL+I and CTRL+U however Jaws always announces Bold off, Italic off or Underline off irrespective of thether these are being set to on or off.. Oddly though i don't have this issue using the same (2013) version of word.
Has anyone else had a similar issu? any thoughts?
Cheers Mike

moderated Re: Prevent Microsoft Word From Erasing Text

Pramit
 

Hello Annabelle,

The "Overtype Mode" must be disable or else whenever you try to insert new text, it overwrites the existing text. So if it is checked, simply un-check it. 

Pramit


On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 3:01 PM Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have Microsoft Word 2003 (I know, I'm one of those old-school girls), and it seems I'm in a bit of a pickle with one of the parameters. The thing that's bothering me a little bit is that whenever I type something in a document, Microsoft Word seems to have this tendency to want to delete what's already there and replace it with what I just typed. When I go into the Options dialog box, there's a checkbox that says "Overtype Mode", and another that says, "Replace Text As You Type", and another that says "Typing Replaces Selection". All of these seem to be checked without my knowledge. Does this happen automatically? Is there a way to prevent this from happening? It's driving me crazy!

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

Jason White
 

8GB of RAM might not be enough for good performance. I’m not sure how to find out whether a Windows system is using a lot of swap space and encountering memory pressure. I’m better at Linux administration than I am at Windows administration.

 

You could try temporarily turning off as many startup programs as you can afford (leaving OneDrive and of course JAWS just for testing purposes).

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 14:04
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Jason, that’s very interesting.

I’m definitely using an SSD and have 8 Gb RAM on my laptop.

I figured it doesn’t happen to all Jaws users but can’t put my finger on why it happens for some of us and not all.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 9:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.

 

If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 00:52
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Norma,

 

That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.

 

You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.

 

And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Zel,

 

Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.

I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.

Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.

I need to take time to call Vispero about this.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David and Norma,

 

Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma

 

In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.

If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote:

I turned off the reading pane and a couple other things. Seems to help with arrowing through a message list. However, the lag for Jaws responding and my ability to type in the body of a reply message is even worse, probably around 7-8 seconds this time. I do appreciate the reminder about the pane, I wish the settings would just stay but evidently MS doesn’t think that is a priority. Bummer.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Have you tried turning off the preview pane in Outlook?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 16:52
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi group,

 

As I await a response from Vispero support, I’m wondering if anyone is experiencing the following:

 

I have noticed that the lag while using Outlook 365 with Jaws 2020 is even worse than with Jaws 2019. Arrowing through a message list, Jaws simply stops speaking. I can read the title of the window but that’s it. Then after 3-4 seconds I am able to proceed normally through the list. And it takes about 5 seconds before I can type a reply to a message.

A few months ago I asked about this lag while in a Outlook webinar with the Microsoft accessibility group. They acknowledged the problem but that was about all they said. I can hardly wait to see what Vispero’s take is.

 

Helpful feedback welcome.

Norma

moderated February Jaws2020.2001.70 Build Download Link + What's New

Mike B
 

Hi All,
 
Below is the direct download link for the latest J2020 February build update.
For both 32 & 64 bit systems:
 
 
What's new in this release:
 
Enhancements
 Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.
 
list of 20 items
• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in
Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.
• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called "Skip Blank Lines While Navigating" which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This
feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear
blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under
Reading.
• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match
ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual
Tracking group.
• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,
pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.
• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would
repeat the last line after reaching the end.
• Added a new Quick Settings option called "Blank Cell Announcement" for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter
empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear "blank" followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates
of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.
• Removed the "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the
original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.
• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span
over 2 or more cells.
• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays
the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,
and the serial number.
• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.
• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was
observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.
• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in
Word and Outlook.
• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word
would result in duplicate text on the current line.
• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.
• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future
update.
• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create
a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.
• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.
• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role="application" attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This
was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.
• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook
to stop responding.
• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color
blindness.
list end
 

Enhancements
 Enhancements in JAWS 2020.2001.70 (February 2020)
 
The following is a list of improvements made between the December 2019 release and the February 2020 update.
 
To download the latest release, visit the
Downloads web page.
You must be logged on as an administrator to install this software.
 
list of 20 items
• Addressed issues using JAWS and Fusion with the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser released in January 2020. Notable fixes include reviewing text in
Edit Controls and the Address Bar as well as a possible loss of speech and braille output.
• Added a new JAWS Settings Center option called "Skip Blank Lines While Navigating" which is on by default when reading web pages and PDF documents. This
feature helps make reading more efficient as JAWS and Fusion ignores blank lines as you navigate using UP and DOWN ARROW. For those who prefer to hear
blank lines while navigating, open Settings Center (INSERT+6) and clear this check box. You can find this new option in the Web / HTML / PDF group under
Reading.
• Changed the Highlight Tracking used in JAWS when navigating web pages or PDF documents with the Virtual Cursor from a Green Block to a Red Box to match
ZoomText and Fusion. To further customize the settings used for visually highlighting text as you navigate, open Settings Center and expand the Visual
Tracking group.
• When reading comments in Word documents, JAWS now also reads any reply comments. For instance, if you are focused on a comment that contains a reply,
pressing ALT+SHIFT+APOSTROPHE now reads both the original comment followed by the reply.
• When using Say All (INSERT+DOWN ARROW) to read a book in the Kindle for PC application, resolved a customer reported issue where JAWS or Fusion would
repeat the last line after reaching the end.
• Added a new Quick Settings option called "Blank Cell Announcement" for JAWS and Fusion that is available when using Excel. By default, when you encounter
empty cells as you navigate spreadsheets, you hear "blank" followed by the cell coordinates. Turn off this option if you only want to hear the coordinates
of empty cells, making speech less verbose as you navigate.
• Removed the "Microsoft Edge Browser Support" option from JAWS Settings Center as it is no longer needed. This control was required in order to use the
original Edge browser that is being removed from Windows 10 by Microsoft and replaced by the new Chromium version of Edge released in January 2020.
• Added the ability for JAWS and Fusion to properly recognize and report both Column Span and Row Span info in HTML tables where information might span
over 2 or more cells.
• For JAWS installations licensed using one of the new portal licenses that is tied to an email address, the status line of the JAWS window now only displays
the expiration date for the license. The About dialog box will display additional license information including the users email Address, expiration date,
and the serial number.
• Resolved a reported issue where a customer was not able to properly migrate settings from an earlier version.
• Addressed an issue where typing Contracted Braille very quickly using a Braille keyboard would sometimes cause text to appear in gibberish. This was
observed primarily when typing in Office applications and when exporting text from the Scratchpad on Focus displays into an open Office document.
• Resolved a long standing issue where attempting to select and delete multiple words in a row using a Braille keyboard was not working as expected in
Word and Outlook.
• When typing into a Word document using Contracted Braille, resolved an issue where immediately backspacing over a word and typing a replacement word
would result in duplicate text on the current line.
• Added support for 3 African Languages (Sotho, Xhosa, and Zulu) when using Convenient OCR in JAWS and Fusion.
• Resolved a reported issue with TreeViews in Eclipse not reading as expected using speech. Braille support for these controls will be addressed in a future
update.
• All JAWS Flexible Web Rules created for 1 chromium based Browser will now apply for any other browser that also uses Chromium. For example, if you create
a Flexible Web Rule in Chrome, it will also apply for the new Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser.
• Resolved an issue where FSReader would become unresponsive when opening a very large DAISY book.
• Added a function for web application scripts that helps JAWS ignore the role="application" attribute when a web author has used it incorrectly. This
was reported by ONCE in Spain and was related to SAP web-based applications.
• Resolved a reported issue from Once in Spain where opening very large messages in Outlook 365 with lots of nested levels was causing JAWS and Outlook
to stop responding.
• Added Color Settings options to the View menu in the Script Manager to help users who have issues viewing certain colors, for instance, red/green color
blindness.
list end

Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

moderated Jaws Update

Pastor Gil Pries
 

The JAWS uppdate can be downloaded from this Link.

 

Pastor Gil

https://support.freedomscientific.com/Downloads/JAWS

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

Jessica D
 

Hi,
I have an HP computer, and have quite a lag when outlook first starts, but after that, its fine.

I'm debating reinstalling windows 10, because jaws suddenly quits talking.
How can I fix this?

Thanks,

Jessica

On Feb 4, 2020 2:04 PM, Zel Iscel <zel@...> wrote:

Hi Jason, that’s very interesting.

I’m definitely using an SSD and have 8 Gb RAM on my laptop.

I figured it doesn’t happen to all Jaws users but can’t put my finger on why it happens for some of us and not all.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 9:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.

 

If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 00:52
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Norma,

 

That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.

 

You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.

 

And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Zel,

 

Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.

I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.

Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.

I need to take time to call Vispero about this.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David and Norma,

 

Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma

 

In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.

If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote:

I turned off the reading pane and a couple other things. Seems to help with arrowing through a message list. However, the lag for Jaws responding and my ability to type in the body of a reply message is even worse, probably around 7-8 seconds this time. I do appreciate the reminder about the pane, I wish the settings would just stay but evidently MS doesn’t think that is a priority. Bummer.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Have you tried turning off the preview pane in Outlook?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 16:52
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi group,

 

As I await a response from Vispero support, I’m wondering if anyone is experiencing the following:

 

I have noticed that the lag while using Outlook 365 with Jaws 2020 is even worse than with Jaws 2019. Arrowing through a message list, Jaws simply stops speaking. I can read the title of the window but that’s it. Then after 3-4 seconds I am able to proceed normally through the list. And it takes about 5 seconds before I can type a reply to a message.

A few months ago I asked about this lag while in a Outlook webinar with the Microsoft accessibility group. They acknowledged the problem but that was about all they said. I can hardly wait to see what Vispero’s take is.

 

Helpful feedback welcome.

Norma

moderated Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

Zel Iscel
 

Hi Jason, that’s very interesting.

I’m definitely using an SSD and have 8 Gb RAM on my laptop.

I figured it doesn’t happen to all Jaws users but can’t put my finger on why it happens for some of us and not all.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 9:09 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I’m using exactly this combination – JAWS, Microsoft Outlook, and OneDrive , with no “lag” or similar issues.

 

If you’re still using an old-style spinning hard drive rather than a fast SSD, this could explain the problem. Ideally, these days, you should use an NVME solid-state drive. The laptop that I run Windows on has one. If it isn’t the drive, it could be lack of memory. System Information should show how much memory is in use.

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of Zel Iscel <zel@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 00:52
To: "main@jfw.groups.io" <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Norma,

 

That would be great if you could call Vispero about this issue.

 

You’re right, the lag doesn’t only occur when OneDrive is sincing. OneDrive, Outlook and Jaws open together don’t play well at all. Outlook also crashes when I try to search for particular emails. It’s definitely a Jaws issue as it doesn’t occur with NVDA.

 

And the issue definitely involves OneDrive because when I delete OneDrive and go back to Dropbox, Outlook plays beautifully when open with Jaws and Dropbox.

 

I hope this makes sense.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Tuesday, 4 February 2020 5:04 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi Zel,

 

Yes, I use OneDrive for work and do experience the lag when folders are being synchronized. I think, though, that I am having the lag in Outlook even when no synchronization is occurring. I’ll have to double check that, though.

I recall speaking with a MS disability help desk tech and he said it’s not possible to disable the synchronizing and I understand.

Is there a workaround for this? And, again, I can’t help wonder why the lag is worse with J 2020.

I need to take time to call Vispero about this.

 

Thanks,

Norma

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Zel Iscel
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 12:18 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David and Norma,

 

Are you also using OneDrive? I find that Outlook lags and crashes when OneDrive is sincing with my computers.

 

Cheers

Zel

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Norma A. Boge
Sent: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:20 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi David, I hear what you’re saying. I’m gonna have to call tech support and let them hear the lag. Here is the main part of their written response to my inquiry regarding this issue, it doesn’t directly address your issue but might prove insightful. Then again it might not. <smile> Best, Norma

 

In order to remedy some of your lagging problems, it would be best to make sure that the Outlook Reading Pane is turned off. When the Reading Pane is on, it causes a small window to the right bottom of the Inbox to show part of the message being highlighted. This can cause Outlook to noticeably lag when moving between the messages.

If you continue to have problems, it would be best if you would contact our Technical Support Department by telephone at (727) 803-8000 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday at 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Goldfield
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 7:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

I do notice a delay from the time I press enter to open a message until the time when JAWS begins reading the message. I first thought that this was an Outlook issue but I don't notice this delay as much when performing the same task using NVDA. With the preview pane disabled navigating through messages in the message list is responsive but opening a message is not.

David Goldfield,
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
 
WWW.DavidGoldfield.org

On 1/28/2020 8:40 AM, Norma A. Boge wrote:

I turned off the reading pane and a couple other things. Seems to help with arrowing through a message list. However, the lag for Jaws responding and my ability to type in the body of a reply message is even worse, probably around 7-8 seconds this time. I do appreciate the reminder about the pane, I wish the settings would just stay but evidently MS doesn’t think that is a priority. Bummer.

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jason White via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 6:42 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Have you tried turning off the preview pane in Outlook?

 

From: <main@jfw.groups.io> on behalf of "Norma A. Boge" <naboge@...>
Reply-To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 16:52
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Subject: Jaws 2020 lag with Outlook 365

 

Hi group,

 

As I await a response from Vispero support, I’m wondering if anyone is experiencing the following:

 

I have noticed that the lag while using Outlook 365 with Jaws 2020 is even worse than with Jaws 2019. Arrowing through a message list, Jaws simply stops speaking. I can read the title of the window but that’s it. Then after 3-4 seconds I am able to proceed normally through the list. And it takes about 5 seconds before I can type a reply to a message.

A few months ago I asked about this lag while in a Outlook webinar with the Microsoft accessibility group. They acknowledged the problem but that was about all they said. I can hardly wait to see what Vispero’s take is.

 

Helpful feedback welcome.

Norma

moderated Re: How To Move And Read/Action Pop Ups

Van Lant, Robin
 

Odd as it sounds, I sometimes find it helpful to hit Control end to go to the end of the page then hit Shift tab or Shift B to go back to items in the dialog.  I think I mainly use this in SharePoint where those kinds of windows pop up.  

 

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Fisher
Sent: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 5:35 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: How To Move And Read/Action Pop Ups

 

Hi All

I'm using JAWS 2020 and Windows 10 and browsers including Google Chrome, Edge and IE.

A number of websites and web based apps provide pop up messages which require an action such as clicking Yes to log out, confirm subscription or unsubscribe or to confirm that actions have taken place and require just the OK button to be clicked. What is the easiest way using JAWS to get to them? I notice alot that JAWS is till focussed on the underlying text  and using options like listing links, buttons etc doesn't seem to work.

Thoughts greatly appreciated.

Mark

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moderated Re: Accessible Twitter clients

Cristóbal
 

There's the rub though. There doesn't seem to be a Twitter client that can
reliably display threads and replies. Chicken Nugget didn't. TWBlue is hit
and miss at best and while I couldn't really figure out OpenTween, no one
else has really chimed in touting its accessibility. I do know folks use it,
including some pretty accessible tech knowledgeable ones. So maybe it's just
a question of giving a spin and sticking with it. You could always try it
and see if OpenTween is any better at that task. Let us know how you fair.
All that said though, being most accessible doesn't necessarily mean
completely accessible.
From what appear to be the available options for us Windows screen readers,
TWBlue seems to check the most boxes.
I mean, even on iOS which I find to be the superior Twitter user experience
the app Twitterrific I and a lot of us VoiceOver folks use can't display
Twitter polls. In fact no third party Twitter client can. It has to do with
the limitations Twitter implements in the API they make available to
developers.
There's always the Twitter webpage itself too. That for me feels too clunky
even with the keyboard commands. Different strokes for different folks.
Maybe it's better at this sort of thing.
Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Orlando Enrique
Fiol via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 8:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Accessible Twitter clients

At 04:04 AM 2/2/2020, Pramit wrote:
>TWBlue is the most accessible Twitter Client.


We're all still trying to "access" Twitter replies and threads.
What's accessible about a client that excludes these?
Orlando Enrique Fiol

moderated Jaws Update And Edge

Pastor Gil Pries
 

Hi,

Once you have installed the update, you can enable uianimation in Edge.

Everything works as it should.

 

Pastor Gil

moderated Jaws Update And Edge

Pastor Gil Pries
 

Once you have installed the update,

you can enable uianimation in Edge.

The back space works normally now with uianimation enabled.

 

Pastor Gil

moderated Jaws Update

Pastor Gil Pries
 

The JAWS update is out.

 

Pastor Gil

moderated Re: miss spelled alerts on excel.

Glenn / Lenny
 

Mine does have F7 in Excel, it is just not in Excel's settings, like it is in Word.
Thus I am guessing Excel uses word's spell check settings.
Glenn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian K. Lingard" <bkl@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 2:58 AM
Subject: Re: miss spelled alerts on excel.


Dear Glenn & List:

Your version of Office must be truly ancient. even Word, Excel & Outlook in Office 2003 had f7 for spell check. There adoptions in the setup screens about doing grammar check etc.

If you buy newer Office, such as 2019, you will notice vast improvements in spell and grammar checkers. Well worth the money.
Brian K. Lingard


From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf of Glenn / Lenny
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 9:43 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: miss spelled alerts on excel.

Hi,
I have an older version of Office, and there are no spell check options in the edit tab, but it may be there in newer versions.
But I'm willing to bet that if you turn on the automatic spell check in Word, it will follow in Excel.
If not, you can use F7 to check the Excel document.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shankar C" <harshalgips@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2020 8:05 PM
Subject: Re: misspelled alerts on excel.

Glenn, thanks for the prompt reply.
I am willing to get the miss spell indications from the jaws like how
in word will get the miss spell alerts either through the speech or
sound.

On 2/3/20, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@...> wrote:
That should be in settings, it can spellcheck just like in a word
document.
I sometimes do F7 to spellcheck in Excel.
I prefer to not have the automatic spellcheck on because it's
distracting to

me.
There should be a spellcheck tab in its settings, or it just uses
Word's settings.
Glenn
----- Original Message -----
From: "Shankar C" <harshalgips@...>
To: <jfw@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 03, 2020 1:06 AM
Subject: miss spelled alerts on excel.


dear all,

hope things are well at you.
offen, I use excel at my work place, and, to reduce the time
consumption, I just want to know that, is there any trick to get the
miss spelled alerts on excel while using the jaws?



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